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ukrainian military transport plane with at least thirty people on board is shot down in lugansk casualties are being reported. daily news for ukraine is moscow demands at least half of the country's gas that. suggests there might be a third party stall in the talks. britain's nuclear deterrent could soon be contracted out to the united states with getting no say on the independence of the country's atomic defense. plus renegade al qaida through iraq ports baghdad capturing two more cities while the u.s. weighs up military help the crumbling country.
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for the wealthy watching the international make. we start with breaking news in the ukraine's defense ministry says one of its military transport planes has been shot down in the ganz in the us and it's believed at least thirty people were on board there are reports of casualties so let's cross live now to oxys paul scott in kiev for us paul what else do you know. well details at the moment are sketchy but the ukrainian defense ministry has confirmed that a military jet was shot down as it approached the lugansk airport no exact details of the figure of casualties have so far been released but reports are suggesting that thirty people could have been on board it's reported been shot down using anti
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aircraft or ninety aircraft makes up the ukrainian defense ministry have also confirmed that at the time it was carrying troops equipment machinery and food of course lugansk has been bombarded by the ukrainian military and air force in recent weeks it's really been one of the centers of the ukrainian army's come down on the so-called. terror operation as they're calling it in fact earlier this month eight civilians were killed when a ukrainian military asteroid hit the city center as you said their poorly ongoing military operation in east ukraine is in full flight what further developments have been in that part of the country. well in terms of what else is happening in the region the ukrainian army says it has regained control of the port city of mariupol following intense fighting there
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or the ukrainian military have targeted the city as well as part of this anti terror operations they're calling it the following intense battles they say that they have reclaimed five little children in ukraine is now flying above the administrative building that meanwhile moscow is calling for an investigation into reports that one phosphorus bombs have been dropped on the city of slavyansk the city is also seen fighting of course in recent weeks between pro and anti-government forces has come under intense shelling but video is now emerging what appeared to show a white phosphorus bombs being dropped on the city these weapons are banned by the united nations despite the video footage and i witness reports we have is denying such weapons how. many thanks but we'll leave it there that's artie's paul scott live from kiev thank you or. be ukrainian armored vehicles cross the border into russia on friday guards that detained one of the vehicles
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after it got stuck without power it's all components were then returned to ukrainian territory there was a swift reaction on the diplomatic front russia's foreign ministry immediately demanded ukraine stop searching provocations. we more refugees fleeing the crisis in east ukraine claim the army won't let men leave the country later in the program we visit a refugee in over the border in russia to hear from the wives and children sheltering from the conflict. now ukraine has until monday to pay half of its gas debt to russia or moscow will introduce a pre-payment system and that would mean kiev only getting exactly as much gas as it pays upfront pays for upfront talks between the two countries have been dragging for months russia has made several concessions including reducing the price by one
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hundred dollars but ukraine wants to squeeze it even further kevin owen talked to r.t. correspondent arena glue sure about why kiev isn't paying. so rita these latest gas price talks of collapse we seem to be back to square one who's holding it up is ukraine or is it russia was the picture all depends on who you ask for example ukraine says that russians price is too high and moscow says that kiev demands are simply absurd so let's have a look at the facts for starters ukraine admittedly owes billions of dollars to russia and gazprom has actually moved the deadline for payment back four times and now it's over seven rounds of negotiations plus a huge here though that's still to be purged and we'll talk about what kind of strong position ukraine is in a moment but their economy is so at the moment are they going to pay the all that is sure but remember that i.m.f. loan that ukraine has already gotten and that is actually enough to cover part of their debt and that the fact is russia is not even asking them to pay back in full
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at least half of what heroes and if they do there's a deal for that moscow well actually throw in a retroactive discount on what ukraine owes and that will save the country millions of desperately needs if war but to the present ukraine is saying this latest discovery that was all for the one that was on the table is just too hard it's not enough so when we go from here well here's a perspective on the gas price russia is offering three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters which is already eight hundred dollars less than the current running price what's more is that russia has actually guaranteed that rate for a year regardless of whether market prices go up and as a matter of fact even europe's energy chief has called the offer very reasonable. i believe that three hundred eighty five dollars is a reduction that could be considered reasonable depending on the volume and length of the contract it could even be less than three hundred eighty five and that will then be the final price so really what's at stake for europe in all of this well
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look at the map and you can see that ukraine is actually a major transit hub for european gas and of key of miss is a payment and the supplies are cut off then they have a history of siphoning gas intended for europe and that could force russia to cut that off to is exactly what europe is so worried about in this circumstances. well gazprom chairman alexey miller has his own suspicions about why there's no progress from the ukrainian side. and so has the ukrainians of outside advisors it's just that we've observed from the very beginning of the talks that the ukrainian side never really wanted any compromise or any deal to go. and former british diplomat william an instant told r.t. that the us has a vested interest in the gas rather more largely benefit of russia cuts off supplies. ukraine is under instructions from the united states of america
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very very large industrial companies this is also another subtle way of controlling the europeans remember because when and if russia quite rightly stops delivering gas which isn't paid for of course like last time like the previous two times the ukraine will simply siphon off the gas which will cause some problems in europe which will further encourage the europeans to be forced to eventually start buying american very expensive american military for gas as well that's all part of the business plan and an r.t. dot com right now details of one solution to the gas round put in a bid on the price though has rocketed to a level and he wanted or at the spring option even guarantees delivery. iraq is verging on collapse a brutal jihadist offshoot of al qaida has taken to more cities northeast of baghdad after murderously rampaging its way through the north the fear now is that
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the capital itself could fall next the towns of the dia and fell to the group known as isis sending security forces fleeing from the area deadly sectarian tensions within the country are at their worst in years sunni tribal leaders are reportedly joining that you had the strength to fight against that we can show you led government and that as the u.s. considers sending out military help to the believe give iraqis army including the possibility of airstrikes and drone attacks is our see. what president obama's message to iraq is the u.s. will help it fight the militants but it will not put boots on the ground he said he would be reviewing the range of options in the coming taste this could mean air strikes but the president has not made a decision yet he also indicated that it's not up to the u.s. to solve iraq's problems. we will not be sending u.s. troops back into combat in iraq but i have asked my national security team to
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prepare a range of other options that could help support iraq security forces and i'll be reviewing those options in the days ahead we can't do it for them in the absence of this type of political effort short term military action including any assistance we might provide won't succeed the sectarian war in iraq broke out after the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three and has been a source of constant violence ever since it has allowed to the militants with the islamic state of iraq and syria again to gain momentum and recruits the fight against assad in syria is further bolstered these militants and gave them new resources they're now in control of large parts of iraq including iraq's second largest city of mosul the goal of this militant group is to create a caliphate or an islamic state across a vast area that includes syria and iraq when taking over mosul heavily armed radicals overran police stations freed more than
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a thousand prisoners from the city jail and to go over the international airport iraqi forces apparently read in the face of leaving behind uniforms weapons and armored vehicles those could be weapons that the u.s. provided to the iraqi security forces that are now in the hands of these militants more than half a million people have fled seeking refuge the situation for most iraqis is dire and it has been so for years they were promised democracy but all they've seen is violence with no end in sight for the united states spent millions of dollars to train and equip iraqi political analyst side a cat says current events show that this huge sum has gone some way. you have to go to the root of the problem the word of the problem it was the u.s. invasion and occupation of iraq when the second largest city in iraq also called into their hands that the they all this training all with the equipping of
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the iraqi army and the iraqi security forces still have gone spilling honey five billion guard the fact there's been a really fun with that for me there has to be a way to put the country back on track and that the key to that track is really national reconciliation which is something that the united states when it was occupying bar power in iraq did not really think very seriously well efforts and so you were you crying because i've been one thousand people have come to russia from eastern ukraine in the past couple of days as kiev's military lays waste to times during its during its crackdown on this and these are only costs that i visited one camp to hear some of the refugee stories. they simply last summer camp children is usually filled with joy however the mood here and in the other three summer camps which have been partly converted to refugee camps that are visited is far from cheery mentee of the me is meaningless to every think has changed for me i used to
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have a great job at home my husband and i were living great and then one day i had to leave everything behind me is here with her son and she's used to give birth in less than a month to another child and like everyone else she has fled the shelling in the east of ukraine. which when you leave home for awhile he usually want to come back but at some point you realize that you don't have anything to come back to there's no returning to a government which is trying to kill you and destroy all your belongings. lisa tries her best to look brave and says she's not scared for her life anymore but her worries are far from over. i'm very worried about my father and brother they haven't let them out of the country they say they can come here and we're very scared for them. you know the move will move good woman pretty awful we were ready for anything someone could have easily thrown a bomb inside a bus during
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a boss ride we were told not to talk on the phone because someone could be listening and ready to drop bombs on us. nearly nine thousand refugees cross the border with russia in the last couple of days alone most have only one thought in mind the safety of their children organizers volunteers authorities and everybody else involved trying to make the children stay here as carefree as a possible however the kids emotional state is far from camp like sound of a plane or any other loud noise for that matter still shocks them as they search for the nearest bomb shelter according to officials there's practically no space left and right stall for the ever increasing number of refugees from the east of ukraine though some refugees are afraid of repercussions they still want to tell this story gives getting asked me not to show his face on screen when i'm up with are they excited that we got a ride to the border but they wouldn't let the car through so we have to walk
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across we showed our i.d.'s and then the armed guards yelled at us to stop and give back my mom panicked and ran to the russian border people here are grateful for the aid and shelter some are preparing to head on to stay with relatives or friends in russia while for others of these refugee camps are all they have now but for all of them the biggest wish is to be able to return home without fearing for their lives among koester of artsy south in russia. russian studies professor stephen stephen cohen from new york university says the ukrainian government backed by the us is waging war against its own people as he told r.t. the big picture. the key of government and that is our government we kept it in power we stood by who's been there twice the head of the cia is has been there we've got all sorts of military advisors there that the government has been waging what it calls an anti terrorist operation against major cities in southeast ukraine
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which are mainly pro russian if there's only war record which murderers in human campaign warning is key here calling its own citizens terrorists why isn't clear of sending a delegation there to negotiate with them their demands are not of these laws they want to elect their own governors we elect our own governors they want to have a say instead the crimean army the kiev or me with the full support of the united states in supporting this assault couldn't has implores in southeastern ukraine where he doesn't control these people these people live there it's their land they have their own families and demands and political desires you sit down and you negotiate. britain may lose some of its independence over its nuclear to terence's its steps of collaboration with the u.s.
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over warheads dream and on stockpiling atomic armaments and contracting out manufacturing is expected to be signed within weeks even though parliament's not had a chance to debate or votes on it. has got to. america and britain ready shag the know how in hardware and according to the guardian newspaper scoop that cooperation is to be stepped up even further prompting fresh questions about the independence of the u.k.'s nuclear to terror and if we don't have an independent deterrent which means an independent threat then we might as well just if we want to be protected by nuclear weapons pay the americans a fee and allow them to do it for us the cold war may be over but there are still nearly ten. thousand u.s. military personnel stationed in britain at dozens of our a.f. bases under us control there are still five north of five us your b. she's in britain wires or you have to ask her many. states and you know
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they're going to go where americans go which we were to do is boring and there's always hard to go all over the unofficial will you sing your last month the independent on sunday revealed that washington is to spend two hundred million pounds want to revamp of our a.f. crouton one of the u.k. bases allegedly involved in mass surveillance revelations about g c h q and the n.s.a. they all were in because it means that it's british citizens it could be seen that british citizens are actually having their privacy in paid it's a by a country which is supposed to be our closest ally and friend in the world it's led some voices in the u.k. to question whether american and british interests always overlap britain is now a fairly small in some. powerful country and as we were in the days when we had an empire but we have a national interest we still have
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a national interest we're still a very big economy was still an important country but we should exercise that national interest in our interest we shouldn't just slavish we hand over to the americans anything that they want and yes a succession of british leaders have done little to remedy what many see as a lot sided special relationship under the current extradition treaty between britain and america it's much easier for a u.k. citizen to be sent to face trial in the us than the other way around over recent years twice as many people have been extradited from the u.k. to the us which british prime minister thousands. go that extra length for the americans object to come. and so you. have long argued. to many an american the american stop instruments britain is the fifty first state of america it's one of its key aircraft carriers but my scene might be perceived as derogatory but that is
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how a lot of americans they see britain. now remember marty mcfly zahava bored him back to the few get ready for the reality a year before the blockbuster movie predicted they would exist a french company has unveiled an aquatic fly board you can read more about this at r.t. dot com also there why send supply rockets the i said when the crew could print their own spare parts online read how scientists have given the green light to installing a three d. printer on the space station. now the world cup in brazil is only a couple of days old but it's already thrown up a few surprises no more so than the five one defeat of reigning champion spain by the netherlands last night thousands of fans are still awaiting their big games graeme phillips went to meet some of them. the prime minister's speech specially constructed on the edge of the city it wasn't for this walk two thousand feet now
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stretches over several acres was it of course it's me i know i think it's a good thing if you look at the sleeves at least i see all the people in the mountains here in this world cup two thousand and fourteen in brazil so you know i was it was obviously not me it was when the work was. done i guess it was probably because you don't know how you got to the show was because we didn't sleep at night time i saw i was at least once i was i was i i i i i i i i could tell you now let's have
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a quick look at some other news happening around the world this hour militants linked to the islamic state of iraq and syria have reportedly claimed responsibility for kidnapping three teens in the west bank. is in retaliation for the israeli defense forces killing of three of the group's members youngsters including an american citizen went missing on thursday night after leaving a religious ceremony seminary israel is also investigating whether any palestinians a link to the abduction of. united nations appealing to neighbors of the central african republic to keep their borders open for the refugees who would flee fleeing sectarian violence early this week over twenty people were killed in fresh fighting between muslim and christian militias there's been more than a year of deadly ethnic and religious violence has killed thousands and displaced nearly a million people. she curity has been stepped up across afghanistan ahead of the second round of the presidential election it's because the
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taliban issued further threats to disrupt the voting last saturday presidential front runner abdullah abdullah skate an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber attacked his convoy in the capital kabul. almost biblical. that most of us can't afford to hang an original manet or picasso on our walls but perhaps we could settle for the next best thing a group of russian artists are making a splash in german arts schools with their incredibly detailed reproductions are berlin correspondent peter oliver has been reviewing. a who's who of art stares back at you from the walls of this mall in berlin but this priceless collection including rembrandt's morning is an vanguard's of the work of three russian brothers who to this is typical you know this is a good example of what we do the original of this painting was lost during world
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war two we were able to recreate it from an old photograph. guinea me and semi on the masterminds behind the masterworks that have drawn high praise from some of the most respected and revered names in the german art world this in real life to live they might be a lost people who represent conservative traditional russian art schools in the west europe and then you see the synonymously costly and complex education gave way to more than art but in russia it was preserved had they not started in leningrad they wouldn't be able to paint those wonderful pictures for them to sell a painting the artist must have been dead for at least seventy years and the paintings all have to be signed by the brothers this hasn't stopped some chances trying to make a killing off their work though back in two thousand we did some reproductions of william turner's the originals were stolen back in one thousand nine hundred six these guys then tried to sell them to an art dealer in antwerp as the legit works
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for ten million a go those guys went to jail another rule is they can't be exactly the same size as the originals in fact many people actually want much larger reproductions that can be a challenge in order to make the bigger pictures we need bigger brushes. but it's the beauty and attention to detail taken that gets customers to pay up to ten thousand euro for the pictures. for this we have to work with gold leaf it's very delicate difficult to apply what you see here has taken around a hundred hours. that is seen collectors keen to obtain the paintings a little way outside of the hotel that set up a museum dedicated to the brothers' work. it's a small sensation for this region in berlin there's plenty of our galleries but here you can see all the masterworks from the louvre or the prado just ours are reproductions they might not be the real deal but it's certainly
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a great collection that they have fear you can see ruben you can see all of them on the show here. the great artist alongside holbein every single one of them has been lovingly recreated by the three brothers and they've spent around as much time on each one of these as it's believed the great master spent on creating the originals the love that goes into their painting is clear when you hear them talk about their favorite creation one day i was at the louve very early it was raining so there weren't many tourists i was able to get really close to the mona lisa and spend time with it i think we made about seventeen trips to paris to look at it in order to make this we would never sell this piece it's very special to us whether it's the time consuming layers of the classical artists or the pacey bold strokes of the expressionists when it comes to the art world the pose in brothers i've got it
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covered peter all over germany. and stuff now up next an arty international it's a boom bust my guide you through the world's financial ups and downs but if you're watching us in the u.k. it's afshin rattansi going underground. eugenics but eugenics vulgarize ation of darwin science punishment for an uncommitted crying i was sterilised to learn to believe in eighty feebleminded still today. i don't know why enough to love him but i still don't know why genetic improvement through forced sterilization the basis for nazi ideology don't stop at just sterilizing yet not going to now go to the point of death he did for years rarely discussed. till now i'd really rather not talk about that right.
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